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March 2004

The oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world.

  • Meghan O'Rourke
  • Atsuro Riley
  • Bill Knott
  • Charles Wright
  • David Hedges
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Map

      By Atsuro Riley

      Daddy goes.
               Trolling and trawling and crawfishing and crabbing and bass-boating and trestle-jumping bare into rust-brackish water and cane-poling for bream and shallow-gigging too with a nail-pointy broomstick and creek-shrimping and cooler-dragging and coon-chasing and dove-dogging and duck-bagging and squirrel-tailing...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Bedtime Story

      By Charles Wright
      The generator hums like a distant ding an sich.   
      It's early evening, and time, like the dog it is,   
                                                   ...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Country Love Song

      By Melanie Almeder
      I try to think of the cup of a hand,
      of legs in a tangle, and not the thistle

      though even it, purpled, spiking away,
      wants to be admired, wants to say, whistle
      ...

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